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Envirosafe meeting

        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) will hold a public information meeting and hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. in Oregon City Council Chambers, 5330 Seaman Rd., to accept comments about a proposed expansion of the Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI) landfill, 876 Otter Creek Road.

        ESOI accepts hazardous waste from off-site sources for storage, treatment or disposal in Cell M, the only active hazardous waste cell at the facility. The company has applied for a permit modification to vertically expand Cell M by 14 feet. The company also is requesting a permit modification for the surface water management plan for closed cells G and H. The modification would update calculations to make sure the storm water control system for cells G and H can contain water from a 25-year, 24-hour storm.

Public hearing

Oregon City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Jan. 14, in council chambers at 5330 Seaman Rd. on a Special Use Exception (SUE), which is in an A-1 Agricultural District. The purpose of the SUE is to operate a kennel at 6733 Seaman Rd. The applicants/owners are Walter and Yvonne DuPont.

Gas line upgrades

    Columbia Gas of Ohio will be upgrading natural gas lines in Oregon next year, according to City Administrator Mike Beazley. “They have been going through a process of upgrading pipelines throughout the community. That was a notice they sent us - that they are going to be working in the community. Not on ever block and in every area. But they will be going through a general upgrade and refurbishing of their pipelines for safety purposes. Some residents will see that more than others, but it will be a multi-year project. They will be coordinating with the public service department as they get work in the right-of-way permits,” said Beazley.

Library lauded for

financial reporting

        The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Toledo Lucas County Public Library by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year Ended Dec.31, 2017.

        The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.   The library’s CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.



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